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BREAKING: The Next-gen KTM 390 Duke & 250 Duke Launched At Very Competitive Prices

Modified On Sep 11, 2023 10:31 AM By Aamir Momin for KTM Duke 390

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The premium for both bikes is extremely miniscule considering almost every aspect of the bikes have been overhauled

After months of waiting, KTM has finally decided to bless us by launching the 2024 KTM 390 Duke and 250 Duke and boy, are they a sight to behold.

The updated 390 Duke is priced at Rs 3,10,520 which is just Rs 13,045 more than the outgoing model. On the other hand, the new 250 Duke costs Rs 2,39,000, which is just Rs 779 more than the current model. Both prices ex-showroom.

The 250 Duke goes up against the  Suzuki Gixxer 250, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and the Bajaj Dominar 250, whereas the 390 Duke rivals the BMW G 310 R, TVS Apache RTR 310, Triumph Speed 400, QJ Motor SRK 400 and the Bajaj Dominar 400.

This premium on both bikes brings about a lot of changes in the frame, design, engine and a lot more.

  • More aggressive design language with sharper fuel tank extensions and a beasty twin LED headlight unit

  • New 399cc liquid-cooled engine making 44.86PS and 39Nm. 1.3PS and 2Nm more than the outgoing model.

  • KTM claims that the new 390 Duke can do the 0-60kmph sprint in just 2.4s, and 0-100kmph in 5.9s and gets a top speed of 155kmph.

  • Features an improved gearbox, a larger airbox (which aids in 80% of power and torque available from 5000rpm) and an optimized cylinder head. It also gets two radiator fans for better cooling.

  • Gets multiple ride modes (Street, Rain and Track), along with segment-first launch control. It also gets a quick shifter and wheelie control.

  • Comes underpinned by a new steel trellis frame with a pressure die-cast aluminium subframe, and a curved cast aluminium swingarm.

  • The 43mm WP Apex fork has compression and rebound adjustability with 150mm travel, and there's a WP Apex monoshock with 150mm wheel travel, featuring five-step rebound adjustment and preload adjustment. Excitingly, this adjustable suspension is coming to India too!

  • Just like the current-gen RC 390, the new Duke gets Lighter alloys and rotors. It also gets a 320mm (front with radial caliper) and 240mm (rear) disc brakes with cornering ABS with supermoto mode.

  • In India, the bikes will run on Metzeler m5 H rated standard on new bikes

  • Weighs 168kg, kerb, 4kg lighter than the outgoing model.

  • Updated 5-inch TFT with Bluetooth connectivity - music control, incoming calls alerts and turn-by-turn navigation. Also gets updated switchgear with new 4-way menu switches on the left handlebar. It even gets cruise control! 

  • India-spec bike gets an 800mm seat height. Buyers can increase it to an optional 820mm 


Lastly, the updated 250 Duke, too, comes with a major overhaul, based on the same platform as the new 390 Duke and gets the same styling as well.

 

2024 KTM 250 Duke

Power 

31PS - 1PS more than before 

Torque

25Nm - 1Nm more than before

Front Suspension

43mm WP Apex Big Piston fork (150mm travel), no adjustability

Rear Suspension

WP Apex emulsion monoshock (150mm wheel travel), preload adjustable

Weight (kerb)

163kg - 8kg lighter than before

Now the updated bikes are most certainly awe-inspiring with the bunch of updates that it brings to the performance, looks, features and riding dynamics as well. But KTM has also managed to awe us with the pricing. A premium as low as Rs 13,000 and Rs 700 for an all-new platform, engine, more performance, more electronics and a striking new design language seems like a steal. All we need to see now is how these next-gen bikes ride, and we will be doing that shortly, so stay tuned to BikeDekho for the review.

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